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Dick Clark, ‘American Bandstand’ Host, Dead at 82

April 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Dick Clark, the longtime host of American Bandstand and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, has died at the age of 82, TMZ reports. According to the site, Clark died from a massive heart attack this morning following an outpatient procedure last night at St. John’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Clark’s [...]

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Flamenco Guitar Lessons

August 20th, 2011 · Comments Off · Guitar Lessons

Are Flamenco guitar lessons worth taking for somebody not raised in Andalucia? Many years ago you had to be a black American to have any credibility as a blues singer or guitar…

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Speed Secrets – Part 4

August 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Guitar

Next we’ll up the difficulty level by changing strings. You’ll do the same exercises, but change strings in a regular pattern, moving right across the fretboard. Here’s a sample drill using fingers 1 and 3 at the fifth fret, changing strings every four beats (each stroke is an eighth note): -5-7-5-7-5-7-5-7- —————–5-7-5-7-5-7-5-7- ———————————5-7-5-7-5-7-5-7- etc. Repeat [...]

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Bruce Springsteen On Clarence Clemons: ‘Initial Signs Are Encouraging’

June 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> On Sunday evening, the shocking news surfaced that E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons had suffered a stroke and was hospitalized in Florida. While reports have trickled out about his condition, there had been no official word until Bruce Springsteen released a statement this afternoon. Here is the text in full: Message [...]

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Playing the Lead Guitar

June 14th, 2011 · Comments Off · Guitar Tuning

Imagine a famous music band playing when suddenly the lead guitarist’s instrument shut off. See? Everything becomes a blur. That is because the lead guitar provides the main…

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